Our Funds

For more than 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to create a variety of funds to support our community. Today, we manage more than 300 funds, some with specific purposes, and others that support the community’s greatest needs.

  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Pass-Through Gift Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 07, 2018 A non-endowed fund set up by Neil and Nancy Jordheim to support their charities of choice.

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  • Nelson and Denis Richardson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 16, 2015 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Niehaus Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Noel I. and Judith A. Fedje Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: May 01, 1986 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors. Currently supports the Read to Lead program at Madison Elementary.

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  • Nokomis Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 07, 1994 The dedicated board and supporters of the Nokomis Day Care Centers created this fund as a perpetual endowment for the agency.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - CoreLink Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 The Appreciation Recognition Committee will award grants to area nonprofit organizations.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - Noridian Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 An advisory committee will determine and recommend charitable allocations.

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  • North Dakota Association for the Disabled Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2004 An endowment fund to support the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, a nonprofit whose purpose is of assisting people with diabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.

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  • North Dakota Automobile and Implement Dealers Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jun 27, 2014 This fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Otis S. Olson Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 1998 This fund, created by Mr. Olson and his wife, Barbara, will distribute grant support to a number of designated charities that have special significance for their family.

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  • Otto Haakenstad Charitable Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 24, 1986 Established as an advised fund by Otto Haakenstad, the founder of Western States Life Insurance, the fund provides scholarships to students in the masters of business administration program at NDSU.

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  • Pat Konewko Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 01, 2008 The Estate of Dr. Patrick Konewko has established the Patrick Konewko Charitable Fund. A respected Fargo neuropsychologist, Dr. Konewko dedicated his career to the evaluation and treatment of brain-related problems in children and adults. The Konewko Fund's charitable distributions will include support for training of special education teachers in the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo Public Schools on the assessment and treatment of children with brain injuries/illnesses. Additionally, funds will support the Fargo Chapter of the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association and support food bank projects to feed the poor in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Paul Ormbreck Legacy Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2016 A fund created to provide support to the city of Ulen, Minn.

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  • Paul Ormbreck Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Dec 19, 2014 Scholarship created by Harlan & Sharon Ormbreck to leave a lasting legacy for Harlans brother Paul Ormbreck in his hometown of Ulen,MN. Scholarship fund awards one scholarship to a Ulen High School senior.

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  • PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser Fiscal Sponsorship

    Established: Mar 15, 2018 A fiscal sponsorship fund set up to accept charitable donations for the PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser, an annual fundraiser held to pay off the school lunch debt in the Moorhead Public Schools.

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  • Pelican Rapids High School Fund Scholarship Fund

    Established: Jun 10, 2002 Created as endowment for supporting the students of Pelican Rapids High School, the fund will generate scholarships every year.

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  • Pembina Gorge Foundation Endowment Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jun 22, 2017 An endowment fund to support the operations and projects of the Pembina Gorge Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and enhance the experience of the Pembina Gorge and northeast North Dakota, while connecting people to positive, life-changing experiences.

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  • Phi Chapter Theta Chi Education Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 2013 Provide grants to support designated educational portion of fraternity house remodeling and maintenance.

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  • Philip and JoAnne Johnson Donor Advised Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 14, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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